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ACE Report #10465
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Assessing the clinical effect of low-level laser therapy added to usual care for plantar fasciitis


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Low-level laser therapy in the management of plantar fasciitis: a randomized controlled trial

Lasers Med Sci. 2018 Jul;33(5):949-958. doi: 10.1007/s10103-017-2423-3

Contributing Authors: E Cinar S Saxena F Uygur

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Synopsis

49 patients with plantar fasciitis were randomized to usual care, including home exercises and noncustom insoles, with or without the addition of low-level laser therapy. Outcomes included subjective function on the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Score (AOFAS), walking speed and cadence from a 12-minute walk test, and pain on activity, with follow-up performed after 3 weeks and 3 mont...

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